EconSys Blog - Fedramp

Drawbacks of Maintaining Datacenters for Federal Agencies

By Drew Lessard on Nov 6, 2018 7:04:48 AM

In 2017, the Federal Government operated more than 12,000 datacenters with more than 150,000 servers around the United States, costing billions of dollars each year.

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New and Evolving Cybersecurity Threats in Government

By Drew Lessard on Oct 23, 2018 6:24:34 AM

Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing information security professionals and executive decision makers.

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Converting from On-Premise to FedRAMP Compliant Cloud Software

By Drew Lessard on Jul 3, 2018 7:59:27 AM

Starting in 2012, all federal agencies considering new technology solutions had to work with FedRAMP-authorized cloud service providers (CSP). The same restrictions extended to existing technology solutions starting in 2014, 

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Financial Benefits of Working with a FedRAMP Compliant CSP

By Drew Lessard on Jun 20, 2018 7:46:44 AM

For federal agencies considering technology changes for their HR operations, there are many benefits to selecting a cloud service provider who has already gone through the process of becoming FedRAMP compliant.

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What it Takes to Acquire and Maintain FedRAMP Authorization

By Drew Lessard on May 29, 2018 7:48:15 AM

Since 2012, federal agencies have worked with cloud service providers (CSPs) who have been authorized by the FedRAMP program, managed by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) to ensure the same 

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Best Practices for Adopting a Cloud Service Offering in Federal Agencies

By Drew Lessard on May 22, 2018 9:36:22 AM

There are several benefits to working with a cloud service offering from a FedRAMP authorized vendor. There are cost savings in shifting to the cloud and a highly visible security process, 

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The Importance of FedRamp for HR Retirement Software

By Drew Lessard on Mar 13, 2018 7:50:07 AM

Many federal agencies still operate on premise data centers, manned by large IT staffs. Despite private enterprise and some agencies largely shifting to cloud-based solutions for HR operations, many government entities remain wary of such a major transition in how data is handled and secured. For this reason, FedRAMP has been established as a government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization and monitoring for all cloud services and products.

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